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Definition of fair:

  1. A competitive exhibition of wares, farm products, etc., not primarily for purposes of sale; as, the Mechanics' fair; an agricultural fair.
  2. A fair woman; a sweetheart.
  3. A festival, and sale of fancy articles. erc., usually for some charitable object; as, a Grand Army fair.
  4. A gathering of buyers and sellers, assembled at a particular place with their merchandise at a stated or regular season, or by special appointment, for trade.
  5. Characterized by frankness, honesty, impartiality, or candor; open; upright; free from suspicion or bias; equitable; just; - said of persons, character, or conduct; as, a fair man; fair dealing; a fair statement.
  6. Clearly; openly; frankly; civilly; honestly; favorably; auspiciously; agreeably.
  7. Distinct; legible; as, fair handwriting.
  8. Fairness; beauty.
  9. Free from any marked characteristic; average; middling; as, a fair specimen.
  10. Free from obstacles or hindrances; unobstructed; unincumbered; open; direct; - said of a road, passage, etc.; as, a fair mark; in fair sight; a fair view.
  11. Free from spots, specks, dirt, or imperfection; unblemished; clean; pure.
  12. Good fortune; good luck.
  13. Not overcast; cloudless; clear; pleasant; propitious; favorable; - said of the sky, weather, or wind, etc.; as, a fair sky; a fair day.
  14. Pleasing to the eye; handsome; beautiful.
  15. Pleasing; favorable; inspiring hope and confidence; - said of words, promises, etc.
  16. To make fair or beautiful.
  17. To make smooth and flowing, as a vessel's lines.
  18. Without a dark hue; light; clear; as, a fair skin.
  19. Without sudden change of direction or curvature; smooth; fowing; - said of the figure of a vessel, and of surfaces, water lines, and other lines.


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Usage examples:

  • I'm fair, you see!

    - "When Egypt Went Broke", Holman Day.
  • " Fair to middlin'," said Jig.

    - "The Rangeland Avenger", Max Brand.
  • I am sure it will be fair on Mr. Bowles's.

    - "Kenelm Chillingly, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.